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The PNM vice president for generation discusses the history and future of the San Juan Generating Station during a meeting at the college. Hannah Grover, hgrover@daily-times.com

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FARMINGTON — Public Service Company of New Mexico will host a series of meetings at chapter houses in San Juan County focused on the utility’s plans to close the San Juan Generating Station in 2022, including its plans to assist power plant and mine workers.

PNM officials will also talk about how the company plans to replace the power it currently receives from the coal-fired power plant.

The meeting schedule is:

  • Shiprock Chapter House: 12 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11
  • Nenahnezad Chapter House: 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12
  • San Juan Chapter House: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13
  • Upper Fruitland Chapter House: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission issued an order last month requiring PNM to have public meetings at Navajo chapter houses near the San Juan Generating Station. The order specifically requires meetings at Nenahnezad, Shiprock, San Juan and Tse’ Daa’ Kaan chapter houses.

A meeting originally scheduled for Aug. 18 at the Tse' Daa' Kaan Chapter House has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Hannah Grover covers government for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 or via email at hgrover@daily-times.com.

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